DWM's 400th issue was published in September 2008, and the publication celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2009.
In April 2010, it was confirmed in issue 420 that Doctor Who Magazine now holds the Guinness World Record for "Longest Running Magazine Based on a Television Series." In April 2011, Panini Comics released a new monthly magazine titled Doctor Who Insider; although it was made in Britain the magazine was published for North America.
" strip - features a small section called "Ask DWM!
" where readers' questions about the show are answered; reviews of television episodes and merchandise (in "The DWM Review", known for a time as "After Image", "Off the Shelf", and "Shelf Life"); the "Time Team", which involves four fans watching every Doctor Who story in order from the beginning; and, since production restarted on the series in 2004, a regular column "Production Notes" by the show's executive producer.
In 2006, however, it lost its exclusivity when BBC Worldwide launched its own comic, Doctor Who Adventures, aimed at a younger audience.
DWM is now published by Panini Comics, which purchased the title along with the rest of the Marvel UK catalogue in 1995.
DWM features an ongoing comic starring the current incarnation of the Doctor, though for a period between 19, when the series was off the air, it featured previous Doctors.
Notable writers and artists who have worked on the comic include John Wagner, Mike Mc Mahon, John Ridgway and Ian Edginton.
Doctor Who Insider returned for a special edition issue in November 1, 2012.
This was principally a three-panel comic strip, though occasionally page-long parodies were featured. 's spiritual successor, is a single-panel strip "Doctor Whoah! Embedded into the Galaxy Forum letters page, it lampoons a recent episode, DVD release of stories or other such event by showing alternative, exaggerated and expanded versions of Doctor Who scenes.
For example, after the broadcast of "Partners in Crime", the strip portrayed the Doctor's arrival on the "Planet of the Hats", referred to in the episode.
From 2004 to 2009 the column was written by Russell T Davies, and since January 2010, Steven Moffat has taken over the page, although other writers and production staff have from time-to-time written the column.
Also, on the final page of magazine, there is a section called "Wotcha!